Picture this: you’re sitting in a bar admiring a Firkin, which you had learned early in the day was an incredible selection of local Philly brews, when you start to feel the familiar pangs of hunger that accompany a few adult beverages. After one more longing look at the plethora of beers, your end goal changes; you need pizza, and you needed it yesterday. Well lucky for you, Fatbois has you covered. Spuntino, tucked away in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, has the pizza you know you needed and the Burrata you never knew you needed. Upon our arrival, our Fatboi Friend in command, Moogan, ordered two Caprese salads for the table.
701 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
As skeptical as we were about our hipster friend’s call for salad, it couldn’t have been more of a power move. The cheese had a texture unlike any other mozzarella cheese we’ve encountered and was the topic of many a tipsy conversation later on the night. After we had inhaled our appetizers, we moved onto the main event: the pizza. Christie went with the Gamberi, which came with shrimp, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Jess went for the classic Margherita, which consisted of San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, e.v.o.o (shout out to Rachel Ray), and basil. Fatboi Friend Frank went with the Fradiavolo, topped with soppressata, hot calabrese peppers, roasted peppers, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. Each 10-inch pizza features a nicely charred crust which brought out the flavor of the wood burning oven.
To conclude our cheese filled journey, we felt the need to acquire more adult beverages after our love affair with the previously mentioned firkin. With our drinks in tow, we began our return to Moogan’s hipster headquarters when things took a turn for the worst. In our cheese induced haze, we failed to realize that the sweat off the cold beer would not react well with the thin cardboard carrier. The result was a lot of broken glass and beer splattered around the streets of Philadelphia.
Our Rating Criteria:
Salsa Verde: Good
Ice Cold Brewski: Great
Guy Fieri: AMAZING
Despite our last minute beer fiasco, I give Spuntino a rating of Guy Fietti.